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Steven Winn

Steven Winn is a San Francisco based free-lance writer and critic and frequent City Arts & Lectures interviewer. His work has appeared in Art News, California, Humanities, Manhattan, Symphony Magazine and The San Francisco Chronicle.

Articles by this Author

Opera Review
August 12, 2019

Soprano Sara LeMesh is extraordinary in this gripping production of Missy Mazzoli’s adaptation of the Lars von Trier film.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
August 6, 2019

American Bach Soloists perform a version of the beloved score recently discovered in Lyon.

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Opera Review
August 5, 2019

A fresh, nonbinary take on Gluck’s opera eschews easy resolutions.

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Recital Review
July 2, 2019

Soprano Heidi Moss Erickson and pianist John Parr track the arc of the composer’s songwriting through eight decades.

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Opera Review
June 17, 2019

Dvořák’s brilliant opera gets the production it deserves at San Francisco Opera.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 27, 2019

Guest conductor Krzysztof Urbański makes the most of Grażyna Bacewicz’s 1943 Overture.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 14, 2019

Bernstein’s still-vibrant musical gets a thrilling account at the Paramount from the Oakland Symphony and a bevy of strong soloists and choirs.

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Opera Review
May 11, 2019

Raising more questions than it answers, Niloufar Talebi’s unconventional opera boasts fine performances and stylish staging.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
April 19, 2019

Concertmaster Alexander Barantschik shines brightest in a bevy of glittering soloists.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
April 16, 2019

Nicholas McGegan's deft hand crafted a near-perfect rendition of Handel’s sacred drama.

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Choral Review
April 2, 2019

Ragnar Bohlin elicits the raw urgency Bach’s masterwork requires.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
March 12, 2019

Anne Sofie von Otter stars in two premieres from Caroline Shaw.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 24, 2019

The conductor opts for Strauss sweets.

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Recital Review
February 22, 2019

With Songplay, the mezzo-soprano and an impressive jazz combo pull off a seriously difficult magic trick.

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Opera Review
February 19, 2019

The Bay Area premiere of Verdi’s family tragedy does a neglected score justice.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 29, 2019

An eclectic, thrilling concert can only scratch the surface of black musicians’ contributions to classical music.

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Feature Article
January 22, 2019

Some repertory staples get a makeover and fresh casting, while The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs gets its local premiere.

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Recital Review
January 15, 2019

Moments of transcendence graced Padmore’s S.F. Performances recital with pianist Paul Lewis, but there could have been more.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
January 2, 2019

Countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen and soprano Mary Wilson provide the thrills.

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Opera Review
December 11, 2018

A powerhouse concert showcases the impressive range of talent and accomplishment in the class of 2018.

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